My journey into yoga is a bit different than most. I took my first heated Baptiste class at Amazing Yoga in 2008. I couldn't touch my toes or balance on one foot, and the constant sweating was disgusting to me. I was initially drawn to this style because I wanted a yogi body (who can blame me?), and had a friend who was completely obsessed with Lululemon and the practice. I struggled into the studio on a semi regular basis (2-3 times a month) for the next 18 months until completing a 30 day challenge that consisted of 30 consecutive days of yoga, no excuses. Fast forward four years later, and I truly cannot imagine my life without a daily practice. I can touch my toes now, still struggle with balance, haven't quite achieved a yogi body and have never been happier. This style of yoga is the first thing in my life that hasn't been a "passing fitness phase", and I have experienced a life changing transformation by incorporating the methodology into my daily life. I am proof that you do not have to be flexible or coordinated to love yoga, this is why it is an on-going practice. I love teaching and having fun in the studio with my students. I truly believe that how you show up on your mat mirrors how you show up in life and I am so excited to build a community in Salt Lake City!
In February 2011, I went through my first teacher training with Sean and Karen Conley at Amazing Yoga in Pittsburgh. I have attended workshops with Bryan Kest, Simon Park and Natasha Rizopoulos. We moved back to Salt Lake in August 2011, and I was devastated to find out that the closest Baptiste style studio was in Jeremy Ranch. I started teaching at Tadasana, and quickly fell in love with the community and the studio, but couldn't continue the 40 minute commute to practice and teach. In February 2012, I attended Level 1 Teacher Training with Baron Baptiste and I cannot wait to share this transformative yoga with the amazing people of Salt Lake! When not in the studio, you can find me chasing after our two ill-mannered dogs and hanging with my wonderful husband, Brian.